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[audio]Thematic Discourses about Nuns - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
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[audio]The Great Emancipation - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 1,652 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: What is Meditation? - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Bhante Anandajoti discusses the nature of meditation in Buddhism and how it can be practiced by everybody to help them in their everyday lives as lay people having families and a career to pursue.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,435 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Vivekavana (Penang) (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 152
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Champaka Lodge (KL) (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 42
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Right Livelihood
Bhante Anandajoti giving a Dhamma Talk on the subject of Right Livelihood on April 3rd 2009
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 66
[audio]The Duration of the Buddha Sasana - Bhikkhu Moneyya
In this impromptu talk Bhante talks about the decline of the Buddha's Sasana or dispensation and his hopes and aspirations for his monk's life. A personal reflection at Vesakha.
Keywords: Buddha, Sasana, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 193
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Introductory Talk at the One-Day Dynamic Meditation Retreat
Ajahn Suthep: Introductory Talk at the One-Day Dynamic Meditation Retreat held on March 1st 2009.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 110
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Moral Education - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A short talk on the moral education of the young that was given on the occasion of a joint programme between the Bodhi Lankarama Dhamma School and the Than Hsian Chan Yuen Dharma School on 18th July 2010.
Keywords: Morals; Example; Education; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 39
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Research into Rebirth
A talk about research into rebirth cases in Sri Lanka: the types of cases, their interpretation, and its relevance for meditation. Recorded in Singapore in 1992, it came at the end of his stay there in July of that year.
Keywords: Rebirth; Sri Lanka; Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 52
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Champaka Lodge (KL) (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 48
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in the Klang Valley - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 92
[audio]The Great Chapter (pages) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting wi...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 465
[audio]The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rahula - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha gives advice to his son Rahula on the subject of meditation.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 418
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: The Bhikkhuni Lineage - Bhante Anandajoti
A short talk given by Bhante Anandajoti on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012, to introduce some of the issues around the ordination of women in the Theravada tradition. The talk covers such topics as the Buddha's original intention in organising the Dispensation, the teachings given by Bhikkhunis, the Asokan missions and their results, passing the lineage to China, the end of the lineage, its reinstatement and more.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis; Women's Ordination; Nuns; Theravada; Asokan Missions
Downloads: 92
[audio]The Discourse about the Belief Systems - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha contrasts the 3 belief systems (determinism, God, and chance) with his own teaching of conditional origination.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 388
[audio]The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Buddha enumerates and then analyses the Five Faculties of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration and Wisdom. From the Indriyasamyutta of the Pali Canon (SN 48.10).
Keywords: Mindfulness; Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 73
[audio]The Great Chapter - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting wi...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 61
[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Majjhimanikaya of the Pali Canon which contains many of the same meditation as the Ways of Attending to Mindfuless discourse, but with a different ending concerning the Absorptions (Jhana), with some beautiful similies at the end.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 428
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks at Vivekavana (Penang) (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 74
[audio]Parayanavagga Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of one of the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pārāyanavagga (The Way to the Beyond) in the Pāḷi Canonical language, which forms part 5 of the Suttanipāta (KN 5). The text falls into three clearly discernible sections. The first form the Vatthugāthā, the Introductory Verses; this is followed by the Pucchā, or Questions, in which are recorded, mainly in verse, 16 dialogues between the Buddha and a group of brāhmaṇa meditation masters; and thirdly, there is a fitting epil...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 431
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talks in the Netherlands
Godwin's talks given at a retreat in the Netherlands in 1998. Made available by Peter van Leeuwen. Uploaded by Anandajoti Bhikkhu. For an edited transcript of these and other talks given in the Netherlands in 1996, see here.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma; Awareness; Relationships
Downloads: 64
[audio]เทศน์ มหาชาติ - พระวรัตม์ คมฺภีรปญฺโญ นรสิงห์
A reading of a Thai translation of the Vessantara Jataka by Phra Warat Gambhīrapañño Norasingha, recorded at Wat Kasattrathirat Voravihan, Ayutthaya, Thailand on 13th November 2012.
Keywords: Vessantara Jataka, Wetsandon Jataka, Jataka, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 148
[audio]Parayanavaggo, the Way to the Beyond - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of Parayanavaggo, the Way to the Beyond by the translator, Anandajoti Bhikkhu. This is considered one of the earliest works in the Pali Canon. A brahminical teacher hears that a Buddha has arisen in the world and sends his 16 students to meet him. They travel 1,800 km across India, ask the Buddha some questions pertaining to the spiritual life and attain Awakening. For the text and translation in pdf format of this important work, please see here; for the translation alone see here...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 1,538
[audio]Master Law: Life after Death
Master Law Chu Hian speaking about his own experience of life after death. Master Law nearly died of cancer but eventually recovered and now lives a new life as a philanphropist and occasional Dhamma teacher.  
Keywords: cancer; survival; rebirth
Downloads: 392
[audio]Vesak 2009: Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta
Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta at Vesak (Saturday, May 9th, 2009) by Bhantes Dhammavamsa, Anandajoti and Saranadhamma.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Chanting; Protection; Pirit
Downloads: 155
[audio]The Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasutta) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 456
[audio]Complete Overnight Chanting in Taiping
Complete Overnight Chanting of the Paritta Discourses by the Brickfields Mahavihara in Taiping on Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th September 2009 as the culmination of the 120th Anniversary Celebrations of the Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Chanting; Protection; Pirit
Downloads: 592
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Dhamma Talk on New Year's Day - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This talk was recorded on January 1st at the Vivekavana Office in Berapit, but is relevant also for any New Year's Day, including the Chinese so I am posting it today. The talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life. The talk ends with a chanting of the Mettasutta, Abhayaparitta and blessing chants, which is followed by sha...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Kamma; Karma; Chanting
Downloads: 90
[audio]Episodes from the Life of the Buddha - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Translations from the Vinayapiṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. I will add to this collection as and when I get the opportunity.
Keywords: Vinaya; Dhamma; Buddha
Downloads: 141
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in Singapore (1st set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 82
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Short Dhamma Talks - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Keywords: Virtue; Right Speech; Rarities; Buddhism; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 182
[audio]Bhante Mangala on Kamma and Fate (Audio Files)
All five talks that Bhante Mangala gave on the subject of Kamma and Fate in Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple in May/June 2009. The video recordings of the last four talks can be found here.
Keywords: Kamma; Karma; Dhamma; Dharma; Fate; Buddhism
Downloads: 188
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Aspects of Meditation
Godwin gave this talk on various aspects of meditation in Singapore in the early 1990s.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 81
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talk in England, Meditation as a Source of Joy
Godwin talks about how to find joy through meditation. The talk was given at the Buddhist Society, London in 1991, and is published with their kind permission. They retain the copyright.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Joy
Downloads: 86
[audio]The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The matrix from the Abhidhamma or abstract teaching is a table or grid against which other doctrines are classified in the other Abhidhamma books, it is therefore used as a reference point for the other doctrines that are examined. The matrix is divided into three parts, the triplets matrix, the pairs matrix and the pairs matrix from the discourses.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Abhidhamma; Abhidharma
Downloads: 482
[audio]The Buddha's Journey from Uruvilva to Rsipatana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The translation that follows is from a section of the Sanskrit text, the Mahavastu (Great Story) dealing with the period after Lord Buddha left the area where he had attained Awakening until he arrives at the place where he will give his first recorded teachings.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Awakening
Downloads: 274
[audio]Bhante Aggacitta: Talk at the Kathina
Bhante Aggacitta gives the keynote speech at the 2008 Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple Kathina celebrations. Bhante explains the origin of the festival and how it should be celebrated in accordance with the Buddh'as teaching.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Vinaya; Buddhist Festivals
Downloads: 71
[audio]Why the Buddha Suffered - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The texts which are translated here describe the previous deeds of the Buddha which led in his last life to various kinds of suffering: from spending a long time in the wasteland of severe austerities; to receiving slander at various hands; to physical ailments of various kinds: being attacked and cut by rocks and scalpels; and getting headaches, backaches and dysentry.
Keywords: Buddha; Biography; Apadana
Downloads: 303
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Short Dhamma Talks - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Keywords: Metta; Karuna; Mudita; Upekkha; Buddhism; Dhamma; Dharma; Four Noble Truths; Meditation
Downloads: 345
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Two Talks in South Africa
Godwin gave these two talks in South Africa probably during the 1990s. They concern topics close to Godwin's heart: how to handle emotions and the development of loving-kindness.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Loving-Kindness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 28
[audio]Bhante Sujato: Talk on the Birth of Pleasure
Talk given by Bhante Sujato at Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple on Friday 2nd January 2009 on the topic the Birth of Pleasure.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Sensuality
Downloads: 134
[audio]Buddhāpadāna: The Tradition of the Previous Excellent Deeds of the Buddhas - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the translation of a section of the Buddhāpadāna by Mr. Dwijendralal Barua, M.A. The text can be found here, along with a very interesting essay by the same author.
Keywords: Buddha, Biography, Legends, Traditions
Downloads: 204
[audio]The Enumeration and Explanation of The Conditions - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Reading of a translation of the opening of the Abhidhamma Paṭṭhāna, which first lists and then explains the conditional relations which prevail in the universe.
Keywords: Buddhism; Abhidhamma; Buddhist Philosophy
Downloads: 126
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Dhamma Talks in Singapore (2nd set) - Ajahn Suthep

Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 41
[audio]Ven. Bodhicitta: Giving up a Career to become a Bhikkhuni - Ven. Bodhicitta
A talk given in Taiping, Malaysia as part of a Dhamma Duta tour organised by the Support Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore. In the talk Ven. Bodhicitta discusses her motivation for giving up a successful career in Bio-Medicine to become a Theravada Bhikkhuni.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 83
[audio]Namakkarapali, The Reverence Text - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Namakkārapāḷi is a popular chanting text in Myanmar. It was written by the Venerable Elder Sāsanasodhaka as we are informed in the relevant section of the Ṭīkā. The text consists of 28 verses written in different metres in ascending order of syllables, starting with the Vatta (a.k.a. Siloka) and ending with the Saddharā. In the presentation here I have given an analysis of the metres before each verse...
Keywords: Chanting; Pali; Burmese Text
Downloads: 133
[audio]Buddhist Wisdom Verses by Section - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity.....
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 775
[audio]The Buddha goes to War - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is part of the Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo (Kuṇālajātaka, Jā 536). It tells the story of resource shortage in ancient India, the fight it gave rise to and how the Buddha intervened and prevented a war. It is therefore a very topical theme for our days.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Jataka; War; Resources
Downloads: 375
[audio]Bodhirajakumrasutta (MN 85)
Recited in Pali (English translation coming shortly). The most complete recollection the Buddha made of his struggle, Awakening and decision to teach.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma, Buddha Biography; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva; Dharma; Buddha Biography; Bodisatta; Bodhisattva
Downloads: 9
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